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Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of Syria border town

Kurdish-led forces say they have pulled out of Syria border town

Published 21/10/2019

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday said they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a [more…]

Scrambling to limit damage, Trump tells Turkey to stop its Syria invasion

Scrambling to limit damage, Trump tells Turkey to stop its Syria invasion

Published 15/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally [more…]

U.S. demands Syria ceasefire, slaps sanctions on Turkey over incursion

U.S. demands Syria ceasefire, slaps sanctions on Turkey over incursion

Published 15/10/2019

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Turkey on Monday and demanded the NATO ally stop a military incursion in northeast Syria that [more…]

Turkey says Kurdish forces emptied Islamic State prison in northeast Syria

Turkey says Kurdish forces emptied Islamic State prison in northeast Syria

Published 15/10/2019

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a [more…]

U.S. Senator Graham says he strongly supports Trump on Turkey sanctions

U.S. Senator Graham says he strongly supports Trump on Turkey sanctions

Published 14/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of northeast Syria, [more…]

Britain reviews all weapons export licenses with Turkey: FT

Britain reviews all weapons export licenses with Turkey: FT

Published 14/10/2019

(Reuters) - The United Kingdom is reviewing all weapons exports licenses to Turkey as it faces mounting pressure over its military offensive in northern Syria, [more…]

U.S. withdraws troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish offensive

U.S. withdraws troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish offensive

Published 07/10/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The United States said it was pulling troops from northeast Syria, in a major shift which clears the way for a Turkish [more…]

Erdogan says U.S. troops started withdrawal from northeast Syria after Trump call

Erdogan says U.S. troops started withdrawal from northeast Syria after Trump call

Published 07/10/2019

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that U.S. troops had started to withdraw from parts of northeast Syria after his phone [more…]

Turkey has strength to eliminate terrorism without allies: senior official

Turkey has strength to eliminate terrorism without allies: senior official

Published 07/10/2019

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has the strength necessary to eliminate terrorism at its source, with or without support from its allies, a Turkish senior official [more…]

Iran has opportunity to come back into nuclear deal: UK’s Johnson

Iran has opportunity to come back into nuclear deal: UK’s Johnson

Published 27/08/2019

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - Iran has an opportunity to come back into compliance with the nuclear deal and resume dialogue about its nuclear activities, British [more…]